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MPI shares their set of 3-D virtual reality objects with the world

The use of immersive virtual reality as a research tool is rapidly increasing in numerous scientific disciplines. By combining ecological validity with strict experimental control, this novel method in the language sciences provides the potential to develop and test scientific theories in rich environments that closely resemble everyday settings
MPI shares their set of 3-D virtual reality objects with the world

A recent paper by David Peeters introduces the first standardized database of colored three-dimensional (3-D) objects that can be used in virtual reality and augmented reality research and applications. The database consists of 147 objects that have been normed for name agreement, image agreement, familiarity, visual complexity, and corresponding lexical characteristics of the modal object names.

Peeters: "The availability of standardized 3-D objects for virtual reality research is important, because reaching valid theoretical conclusions hinges critically on the use of well-controlled experimental stimuli. Since it takes time and fine graphic design skills to develop individual objects from scratch, sharing standardized 3-D objects across different virtual reality labs will allow for science to move forward more quickly."

 

Peeters, D. (2017). A Standardized Set of 3D-Objects for Virtual Reality Research and Applications. Behavior Research Methods. Advance online publication. doi:10.3758/s13428-017-0925-3.

 

Would you like to read more about virtual reality? Kennislink recently published an article on virtual reality research at the MPI (in Dutch).

Neurobiology of Language

What is the neurobiological infrastructure for the uniquely human capacity for language? The focus of the Neurobiology of Language Department is on the study of language production, language comprehension, and language acquisition from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. Read more...

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